It's been a dream of mine to make Adventure Photo Sessions a reality. When I started my photography business again last year after a 4-year break, I knew things had to be different.
Far too many times I've seen my friends photos after an epic backpacking trip or climb only to be disappointed. How they described it and what I saw in their photos were two very different things. I don't think it should be that way. You should be able to come back from that amazing trip and not just tell people what it was like, but really convey the look and feel of the trip through photography and that's what I aim to do for you.
I love the outdoors. People like John Muir have inspired me through their travel writing to get lost in this vast wilderness of a world. Having places like Olympic National Park, Mount Baker and Mount Rainier in my backyard certainly doesn't hurt. I know I'm not alone in that feeling and that others love it just as much as I do, and that's where these sessions come in.
So why choose an Adventure Photo Session? Here are 3 reasons:
1. You love adventure.
I think that is obvious, you're reading this, aren't you?
Adventure is in our souls. Amelia Earhart once said: “Adventure is worthwhile in itself." When we leave the comforts of our home and step out of our 9-5 jobs, something happens. We let go, if only for a little while and open up to the possibilities before us. Studies have shown the benefits of what we already know. Our energy goes up, things become clearer and more focused and something deep down takes a hold of us - adventure.
The snowpack here in Washington is melting faster this year and that's good for you. The trails are opening up and winter is fading away. Let's face it, here in Washington, we live for the summer. After 7 months of the dreary rain and snow, we need some vitamin D in our blood, I know I do.
2. You want memories that last.
Forget your phone and find your adventure.
When I was interviewing Samantha, who went on the Green Mountain Lookout adventure session, she made a great point. So many of us are tired, tired of living our life through a lens, of staring at a screen all day. A while back she made the conscious decision to forget her phone and really start enjoying her adventures to the max and that was one of the things that drew her to these sessions. She could just live in the moment and let someone else capture the memories for her.
3. It's personal for you.
In 2018, 940,000 people in the Seattle area alone hit the trails. That's just Seattle. It's clear that you guys want to get outdoors. For some of you it's a form of exercise, for some it's cathartic and for others, it's just a great excuse to hang out with friends.
The great thing about these types of sessions is that you get to be you. It's your hike. You choose it, you plan it, and you get to sit back and let someone else do all the hard work of capturing the look at feel of it.
So why Adventure Photo Sessions? I just gave you three reasons.